Burma Aid Gathered By Australian Christian Churches

Published: 2008-05-12
Burma has been torn apart by Cyclone Nargis, which has caused a death toll of approximately 23,000 people, a figure the United Nations believes could actually be even higher at 100,000 people. Brian Houston, National President of the Australian Christian Churches and Senior Pastor of Hillsong Church in Sydney, Australia says of the crisis, "Burma is on the brink of an even greater humanitarian disaster unless food, water and medical supplies are allowed to enter the country to feed and help the starving and the displaced…We are praying that the Burmese military junta will be moved by this human tragedy and open their borders to overseas aid and disaster relief workers to enter the country as quickly as possible...our churches, like churches around the world, are praying and raising funds for those devastated by this natural disaster and for those who have lost loved ones. We are believing for miracles.”

The Australian Christian Churches have launched an emergency appeal with the aim of raising $50,000 for short-term relief, while long-term relief efforts by the organization are still being discussed and people around the world are being encouraged to also help those suffering in Burma.

For more information on the Australian Christian Churches please visit www.aog.org.au.

Writer: Hillsong Church



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